Elycia SFA is a textile artist based in Toronto. Her work explores personal narrative and the deconstruction and reconstruction of memory, as well as nostalgia, and loss, by portraying these concepts in the form of handwoven cloth. She attended OCADU for Material Art and Design: Textiles, and graduated in 2015, and is an alumni of the Harbourfront Centre Artist-in-Residence program. Elycia was a recipient of the Helen Frances Gregor Award in 2017, and was awarded Best of Craft and Design at Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (TOAF) in 2019.
While considering weaving as a tool for image making, she incorporates woven inlay and embroidery which allows her to draw with thread and create representational imagery in the body of the cloth. This new series, home life / still life, is an ongoing exploration of the past two years spent in varying states of lockdown, and features benign yet intimate images of the home space.